Leeds primed to close £12m deal for Swansea star within 24 hours

Leeds United are hopeful of closing a deal for a chief attacking target by Friday evening, according to reports.

The player in question? Joel Piroe.

The name of frontman Piroe, for those who may have missed it, has taken its place centre stage in the headlines at Elland Road across the day to date.

This comes after word was forthcoming that the Leeds brass had moved in decisive fashion, to add the Dutchman to Daniel Farke’s squad.

Piroe, for his part, is fresh off another productive season in The Championship, which saw him notch 19 goals across 43 appearances.

Taking his tally to 49 direct goal contributions since the summer of 2021, it should therefore come as little surprise to hear of Leeds pushing hard for his signature.

And, if the latest word stemming from the media on Thursday evening is anything to go by, then Farke and co. could land their man as soon as tomorrow.

As per a report from the reliable Phil Hay of The Athletic:

‘Leeds United will look to finalise the signing of Joel Piroe in the next 24 hours after agreeing a deal with Swansea City for the striker.’

Piroe, for his part, is yet to undergo a medical in Yorkshire, but with Leeds ready to meet the contract demands of the former PSV Eindhoven talent, the transfer is viewed as all but wrapped up.

It now remains to be seen whether or not Piroe will be registered in time to feature in the Whites’ meeting with Championship table-toppers Ipswich Town on Saturday afternoon.

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

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